From Sarah’s Law to Sven’s Law: politicians desperate to connect

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‘Why, having resisted for six years, has the government suddenly decided that it is after all keen to consider “Sarah’s Law”, which would allow people to identify convicted sex offenders? One answer can be found by looking at this week’s other surprise political development: Tony Blair’s extraordinary appearance as co-presenter on a BBC radio World Cup phone-in show. Both were stunts driven by the desperate desire to make some sort of emotional connection with a disaffected public….’

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